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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Sunday Shopping Spree Haul

I decided that this month I would put myself on a shopping ban, with only October and Novembers wage before Christmas I need all the money I can get for Christmas presents. Unfortunately 4 days into the ban I seem to have failed. I did get some good bargains though so I think I can be excused.

The first item I picked up was from Superdrug and its the MUA Artiste Collection Palette. I saw this online yesterday, MUA posted some swatched on their Facebook page and I really wanted to try it for myself. Superdrug currently have 3 for 2 across all cosmetics and considering I can't pass up a bargain I picked this up. I have swatched the colours below.

This is just one swipe of each of the colours so as you can see they are pretty pigmented for £6.00. Pistachio, Cookie and Shimmer Kiss are all absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait to use them. I have had MUA eyeshadows before and have always thought that the colours were great and really pigmented but I have had an issue with getting them to stay on my lids all day and them creasing really badly on my oily lids. Since the last time I tried them I have discovered Mac Paint Pots which have massively helped with the staying power of my eyeshadows so I am hoping that it will help with these.

On the 3 for 2 I also picked up this Gosh Nail Polish which I have been lusting over for a while but never managed to find in stores. Its in the shade 549 Holographic Hero and it costs £4.99. I have this on my nails now and I am loving it. 

I also picked up a Rimmel lipstick in in 128 Starry Eyed, its a lovely berry colour but it has a slightly browny/plummish tone to it which I am really loving at the moment for Autumn/Winter.I really do like Rimmel lipsticks and I do think that they are the best high street lipsticks available. They go on really smoothly and last a  while. I put mine on just after I got back from shopping and it lasted a good four hours before needing to top it up. This cost £4.99 and in my opinion stands up to my Mac lipsticks in terms or quality and pigmentation.

Next up was a little trip to Boots. I went in specifically for these mascaras. I have had them in the past and they are amazing mascaras. I would happily pay three times the price for them because they are that good. They are the Natural Collection by Boots and cost £1.99 each, however Boots have buy 1 get 1 half price across all cosmetics so I got both of these for under £3.


I will do some photos shortly with these on my lashes so you can see just how good they are.

I found these Models Own polishes in TK Maxx, they were on clearance at £4.00 for all three. I only wanted the gold and the peach colour but I'm sure I will get use out of the blue. Not much to say about these as I haven't used them yet but I have used Models Own polishes before and I do really like them.

On the way home I popped into the Superdrug right around the corner from me I only picked up three things, two quite boring and one thing I just wanted to try.

I bought these cotton pads for removing make up and nail polish. I usually buy the big packs of cosmetic ones but these had teddy bears printed on them so I couldn't resist. How sad am I?

Look at the teddy bears, too cute right?

I picked up this, its a serum and moisturizer in one. I have tried the Garnier Ultra Lift cream before and really liked it so I thought I would give this one a go. I believe it cost either £7.49 or £7.99and I'm really looking to trying it after learning that the Oriflame cream and serum I have been using it not working for my skin.

Lastly just a nail polish remover, £1.09 and it removed nail polish funnily enough. It works fine for me, it may not be the best thing for my nails with it containing acetone but they haven't fallen off yet so I think I'm good.

Well do much for my spending ban, most of these items were on some sort of special offer though so it really doesn't count.

Have you done any shopping this weekend or are you on a spending ban for Christmas?

1 comment:

  1. All of the products are unavailable in Dubai

    but love ur small haul